So as most of you know, my day job is editor of military history and current affairs and conflict titles for Stackpole Books. A new book out is one called War Shots and focuses on US Marine combat photographers in WWII. There’s a lot of neat stuff in the book, but one of the most amazing is that footage shot by cameraman Norm Hatch was used in a documentary about the fighting on Tarawa which ended up winning an Oscar in 1944! Anyway, you can see a little for yourself including some of the combat footage here: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/lifestyles/2011/feb/21/2/bills-back-porch-wwii-video-01155-vi-24634/
In other news, I can’t actually show you yet, but holy smokes, the cover for Ashes of a Black Frost is out of this world. There was a rough draft showing some spears that got out on the web, but that was just a red herring. The real McCoy is coming soon, and it’s a killer.